The chart above shows the proportion of each region that is wooded area. The Northern EU has by far the greatest proportion of wooded area.
- The difference between the region with the greatest proportion of wooded area, the Northern EU, and the region with the least, the Western EU, is 44.19 percentage points.
- The Northern EU has 2.60 times the wooded area as a proportion of the region that the Western EU does.
- The difference between the region with the largest absolute value of wooded area, the Northern EU, and the region with the least, the Western EU, is 16,558,540 hectares.
- The Northern EU has 1.44 times the wooded area that the Western EU does.
- Data is from 2010.
- All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
- The Eastern EU consists of Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
- The Northern EU consists of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
- The Southern EU consists of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta.
- The Western EU consists of Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, and Luxembourg.
Within the regions there are vast differences in the amount of wooded area each state has. For instance, Sweden is responsible for 56.33% of the wooded area in the Northern EU while Denmark is only responsible for 1.17%. Spain accounts for 55.07% of the wooded area of the Southern EU while Malta only accounts for 0.00%. Poland makes up 24.19% of the wooded area of the Eastern EU while Slovenia only makes up 3.30%. France composes 45.65% of the wooded area in the Western EU while Luxembourg only composes 0.23%.
There is not one single state that has more wooded area than an entire region.
The Southern EU has the state with the least amount of wooded area: Malta with 350 hectares. The Northern EU has the state with the greatest amount of wooded area: Sweden with 30,505,000 hectares.
Western EU states have the smallest median of wooded area at 1,925,930 hectares. The Eastern EU follows with 2,474,000 hectares which is followed by the Southern EU at 5,640,000 hectares. Northern EU states have the largest median of wooded area at 23,019,000 hectares.
Eastern EU states have the smallest mean of wooded area at 3,506,512 hectares. The Western EU follows with 4,699,943 hectares which is followed by the Southern EU at 8,330,343 hectares. Northern EU states have the largest mean of wooded area at 18,052,693 hectares.
The Eastern EU has the smallest range in wooded area among its states ranging from 1,272,000 hectares in Slovenia to 9,329,000 hectares in Poland. The Northern EU has the largest range in wooded area among its states ranging from 634,080 hectares in Denmark to 30,505,000 hectares in Sweden.
As far as coverage goes, the Western EU has the smallest range with a low of 11.08% in the Netherlands to a high of 48.54% in Austria. The Northern EU has the greatest range in coverage with a low of 14.94% in Denmark to a high of 75.75% in Finland.
Only two states (2 Northern) have a greater coverage than the Northern EU as a whole (these range from 75.75% wooded area to 74.89%): Finland and Sweden. Only seven states (4 Western, 1 Southern, 1 Northern, 1 Eastern) have a smaller coverage than the Western EU as a whole (these range from 23.54% wooded area to 1.09%): Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Malta.
Eurostat. 2020. "Area of Wooded Land." Accessed September 25, 2020. https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?query=BOOKMARK_DS-096393_QID_-37710D6F_UID_-3F171EB0&layout=TIME,C,X,0;GEO,L,Y,0;UNIT,L,Z,0;INDIC_FO,L,Z,1;INDICATORS,C,Z,2;&zSelection=DS-096393INDICATORS,OBS_FLAG;DS-096393UNIT,THS_HA;DS-096393INDIC_FO,FOWL;&rankName1=UNIT_1_2_-1_2&rankName2=INDICATORS_1_2_-1_2&rankName3=INDIC-FO_1_2_-1_2&rankName4=TIME_1_0_0_0&rankName5=GEO_1_2_0_1&sortC=ASC_-1_FIRST&rStp=&cStp=&rDCh=&cDCh=&rDM=true&cDM=true&footnes=false&empty=false&wai=false&time_mode=NONE&time_most_recent=false&lang=EN&cfo=%23%23%23%2C%23%23%23.%23%23%23.